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HHE Report, No. HETA-82-337-1163, National Park Service, Patchogue, New York.

Authors
Fannick-N; Marlow-D
Source
NIOSH 1982 Aug:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00129887
Abstract
Formaldehyde (50000) concentrations were reevaluated within two houses used by the National Park Service (SIC-9512) on Fire Island, New York. The Regional Safety Manager of the United States Park Service requested the study, which was performed on July 8, 1982. The two houses were used to house park rangers. Infant children of the rangers occupying the two houses had symptoms of eye and respiratory tract irritation, and frequent and prolonged colds. Formaldehyde concentrations were 0.06 to 0.12 parts per million (ppm) in one house and 0.09 to 0.15ppm in the other house. These concentrations were similar to values found in previous surveys. NIOSH recommends that formaldehyde be considered a potential occupational carcinogen and that exposures to formaldehyde be kept to a minimum. The authors conclude that occupancy of the two houses continue to be restricted to adults only for summer use, when increased natural ventilation and outdoor activities tend to reduce exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Forestry-workers; Insulation-materials; Ventilation; Respiratory-irritants; Region-2; Air-quality-measurement; HETA-82-337-1163; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
CAS No.
50-00-0;
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-150598
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-82-337-1163
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
9512;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 pages, 8 references
State
NY; OH;
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